Thursday, March 26, 2009

Paul and the Interpersonal Style of Learning


Proverbs 22:6 (NIV) - "Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it."

So -- who were the Mathematical/Logical people you came in contact with? How are you seeking to reach them?

Another form of Multiple Intelligence is called the Interpersonal style. Their strength is in socialization and cooperation. They think by bouncing ideas off other people. They love leading, organizing, partying, and mentorships. They tend to become the politicians, CEO's, and counselors in the world.

Our person in Scripture that fits this mold is the Apostle Paul. He loved to train others. He had a heart for mentoring neophyte theologians. He sought to train young pastors. Consider his words in 2 Timothy 2: 1 - 2 - "You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others."

John 6: 5, 6 - "When Jesus looked up and saw a great crowd coming toward him, he said to Philip, "Where shall we buy bread for these people to eat?" He asked this only to test him, for he already had in mind what he was going to do." We see a picture here of Jesus applying this MI to the situation.

Spot those who work under this style and develop ways of reaching them.

For Kingdom Education,

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